December 27, 2011

Detox: Green Smoothie

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The holidays have been great!

Christmas Eve Paul and I were at my father and his fiancé house where we had the full 7 fish dinner. There was stuffed lobster tails, calamari, clam and mussel with linguini, Seafood and cheese stuffed manicotti and so much more. Plus a triple layer red velvet cake, spinach balls and a massive assortment of cheeses with crackers. All of this was washed down with bottle afar bottle of wine and towards the end of the night somehow the Jack Daniels Honey was broken out and this delicious bottle of Spicebox Whiskey. yikes.

Christmas morning was at Paul's fathers house for breakfast eggs and waffles with morning mimosas {of course}, followed by my grandmothers for shrimp cocktail, a full ham, chicken parmesan, garlicky green beans, some serious spiced eggnog {little pop pop's recipe}, a little more wine and my Cranberry and Port Crumble
Christmas evening we headed to Paul's uncles house for dessert and cocktails. We all took a nice cheers with my homemade Irish Cream, followed with a table covered in homemade cheesecake, all the holiday cookies you could ever imagine, apple pie, and everything was capped off with an espresso with a shot of zambuca. 

Needless to say, it's been an unhealthy/stuffing your face kind of holiday {not that I am complaining... I mean, did you not just read what I got to eat?? YUM}.

Sooooo delicious.

But there comes that time, the following day once you've already had TWO leftover parties in one day, that you know you have to get back on track to healthy habits and eating so I wanted a nice fresh start this morning with a good vitamin and mineral boosting smoothie that would just put my body right again.
I am a huge sucker for smoothies because they are quick, easy and delicious; Plus, you can pack some of those really hearty greens and vegetables in a smoothie and with one fruit added, you have all the sugar and taste you need to cover up the taste of drinking salad.

This smoothie is refreshing and packed full of all your daily vitamins. The spinach and kale gives a nice kick early in the morning to get your matabolism running as well as keep you full longer to last you till lunch time.

There are always going to be times to indulge, and you can, but remember they are special occasions... which doesn't mean every weekend. Have your fun and then get back on track to keeping a healthy lifestyle.

Live healthy, eat healthy!
Detox: Green Smoothie
Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 
Recipe adopted by The Glitter Guide

1 cup baby spinach
1 cup kale
1 pear
1 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 frozen banana

Add all ingredients to a blender and mix.



bananamondaes said...

That seafood feast sounds amazing. We have finally finished the leftovers and I finished off with a spicy turkey pizza. Love your recipe for a good recovery smoothie! I just made one with beetroot and sprouts - surprisingly delicious!

Tiffany said...

I have discovered plain ol' pear smoothies this week (on accident when I ran out of bananas) and they were fabulous. I am sure this is too, because you have enough sweet to cover the bitter, but you get all these wonderful nutrients. Going to try. Thank you.

Aggie said...

Going to try this! Your holiday sounded wonderful (I too have enjoyed a seafood feast, along with latkes, lasagnas, bbq and omg so much good food!!)...

Working on my detox tomorrow, need some good stuff in my system, this looks great! I need to start adding pears to my smoothies!

monster cakes said...

YUM! You know me. I LOVE green smoothies! I need to add pears to the mix now. I live in Oregon for Pete's sake?! (home of pear orchards and Harry and David)

Megan @ Cooking Whims said...

YUMMM! This looks like the PERFECT detox drink (besides your killer spinach and goat cheese soup of course...) :D

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

Sounds like you had an amazing feast :D I'm so jealous of all the seafood, that sounds awesome. I really need a green smoothie like this right now though. I drink green smoothies fairly frequently but I can't believe I've never put pear in one. Sounds delicious :)